Soundcells has released Digital Genome v3

November 19, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

In modern molecular biology, the genome is the entirety of an organism´s hereditary information. It is encoded either in DNA or in case of this fine ReFill it´s the AMIGA1200 encoded in Reason´s NNXT samples. The AMIGA1200 with it´s 8-bit Paula chip was extremely popular among producers all over the world in the early nineties. “Digital Genome” picks up the thread where Soundcells left with “bitBUMPER deluxe” with it´s funky, housy and spacy lo-fi character! Warm, gritty, sleezy, dangerous and nostalgic are the keywords. This ReFill can be used as a full workstation since everything the old Amiga had to offer is in there: basses, keys, lead synths, warm pads and enough drums and percussion to eat your heart out. And do not forget the wonderful FX section. The 200+ Genome combinators are conveniently built up with the right button functionality. Version 3 adds 25 new combinator patches, new NNXT patches as well as revised backdrops…

‘Digital Genome v3‘ Contents:

• 203 combinator patches in 6 folders, great for many different styles of music.

> 36 Basses

> 28 SFX

> 43 Keys

> 18 Leads

> 27 Misc

> 51 Pads

• 208 NNXT patches containing the basic sounds which were used for the combinators.

• 230 original AMIGA1200 samples, 178 MB uncompressed.

• 21 fresh and great useable rex loops.

Get it here >>

New Reason Refill from Soundcells: PolysixRE ReFill – Retro Meets Modern!

October 22, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The original Polysix, introduced in 1981, was a big success because of its warm sound character (as well as other features, of course) – and the same applies to the Polysix Rack Extension. Despite this synth`s quite simple architecture, the Polysix is capable of producing wonderful warm sounding pads, very responsive keys, but also super-dry and fat basses. This Polysix-based ReFill is a proof of this, and it is pure fun to use the 70+ combinators. These combinators, based on 40+ new Polysix patches (and a handful others for Reason´s own synths) are sitting extremly well in any mix. Using all the modularity Reason has to offer, this ReFill will please you with really nice retro but also many modern sounds. No matter your preference – the patches will always do a great job in your tracks.

Further the modwheel & the combinator buttons and knobs are carefully assigned to allow dramatic and effective changes to the default sounds you´ll be hearing initially.

PolysixRE ReFill Contents:

• 72 combinator patches – from retro to modern.

• 45 new Polysix patches containing the basic patches which were used to build combinators.

• Carefully assigned modwheel & combinator button and knobs.

• CPU-friendly and fast loading patches.

Price per Unit is 7,90 ,- EUR

Listen and download it here >>

Soundcells is a long time provider of high quality refills for the Propellerhead Reason DAW, to know more about Soundcells you may want to check out our previous interview with the guy behnd it all – right here >>

Afterglow version 3 – Soundcells explores new colors in the Reason rack!

September 18, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

“Afterglow v3″ – the ultimate atmospheric resource ReFill for trance producers, jungle heads and ambient artists. It’s analog, it’s digital, it’s tender and raw, glitchy at times but above this all: Extremely Atmospheric !

All sounds have been meticulously designed to be combined with eachother in the exact way the user would like it to be heard. Get great malstroem-, suprising subtractor- and fantastic thor patches, furthermore 280 samples from analog and digital gear, physical modeling synths and also field recordings.

Version 3 adds 25 inspiring combinator patches mainly based on the new field recordings which are included in this version (the patch name addition “v3″ makes clear which patches are the new ones).

A lot of awesome tracks are available on the website to demonstrate the stunning quality of this ReFill.

Afterglow version 3 Contents:
• 279 combinator patches in 6 folders: Atmospheres & Textures, FX Style, Keys, Miscellaneous, Pads, Rhythmic.
• 120+ NNXT patches, 60+ Malström patches, 50+ Thor patches and 15 Subtractor patches.
• Analog leads and basses, lots of atmo textures and pads, bleeps, glitches and field recordings.
• Especially great for designing / composing game and film scores.

• 11 great demo tracks included.

A web address to link to for more info and many “Afterglow” only MP3s:
http://www.soundcells.de
Offering price per Unit is 29,90 ,- EUR (normally 39,90 ,- EUR)

SoundCells releases Boost 309 Version 4 – redefine your beat making!

August 23, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

“Boost 309 v4″ is based on the complete sample set of the vintage, lo-fi but charmingly sounding machine Rave-o-lution 309 by a company named Quasimidi. Soundcells has created 100 brand new combinator drum machines for you with these samples.

It all ranges from the old original 309 thing to amazing and unique patches that could have never been created within the 309 itself. Besides cool beats and complex, crazy rhythms Boost 309 will offer the user even more! Version 4 is an awesome update which adds 20 combinator patches: 5 combinator drum machines (plus their 5 shuffled counterparts) & 10 great playable combinator synth patches. Not to forget about the new Kong & ReDrum kits..

Boost 309 version 4 Contents:

• 230 combinator patches in 4 folders: Bass, Leads, Pads, Polyphone Synths.

• 100+ NNXT patches, 20 Kong kits, 26 ReDrum kits and over 300 samples from the original 309.

• 60+ rex loops making use of the “Boost 309″ drum machines as also the original machine.

• 5 tracks in RNS format – inspiring with highly ‘tutorialesque’ value.

 

A web address to link to for more info and many “Boost 309″ only MP3s:
http://www.soundcells.de

Offering price per Unit is 19.90 ,- EUR (normally 29,90 ,- EUR)

The ever growing Salad Bar – now in version 7

July 18, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Soundcells latest version of  Salad Bar showcases a magnificent collection of Reason patches brought together in this ever growing ReFill.

They say that with the coming of Nordic Red it was clear that it wouldn´t take very long for the Salad Bar ReFill to get its latest update and that Version 7 is filled with 20 awesome Nordic Red patches as well as 15 exclusive Salad Bar only ones (111 SB-exclusives in total now).

Soundcells told us, “With its nearly 340 combinators this Reason 6 ReFill is stronger than ever before. Apart from that it´s a real bargain and must-have for the user and an excellent ambassador for Soundcells. Salad Bar’s patches will cover all kinds of music styles showing you the very best Soundcells has to offer. It’s a great ReFill to get to know Soundcells’ work, introducing you to their signature dimension in designing sound.”

Salad Bar v7 Contents:

  • 332 combinator patches in 8 folders: Atmospheres & Textures, Bass, Keys, Leads, Miscellaneous, Pads, Rhythmic, SaladBar_exclusive (currently 111 ‘Salad Bar Only’ ones).
  • 391 well balanced patches for Thor, Malstroem, Subtractor, NNXT and ReDrum and also 60 rex loops.
  • The modules folder contains the basic synth and NNXT patches which were used for the combinator sounds.
  • 8 tracks in RNS format – inspiring with highl ‘tutorialesque’ value.

Pricing and Availability:
9,90 EUR

More information:

Nordic Red – the new Modular G2x ReFill from SoundCells

May 21, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 
Nordic Red is a marvelleous sounding ReFill based on samples from the Nord Modular G2x synthesizer.

‘Prepare yourself for a journey where your creativity can reach new levels‘ – this statement from the ‘Welcome‘ section of the G2 manual is a perfect description of what you can expect from the Nordic Red ReFill. The ability to create an unlimited range of individual sounds will not only provide you with “otherworldly” atmospheric stuff, the deepest textures and great keys, but also with surprisingly “in-your-face” bass patches and wonderful pads when diving into this ReFill: 

The “self-playing” patches (called “Noodles” in the G2), for example, are great starting points to create some ultra-deep atmospheric textures – an ideal entry for composing film scores or game music. 

By using Reason‘s fantastic timestretch algorithm (loading the waves as audio files), all samples can be tweaked further, diving deeper into the recordings, bouncing preferred parts and coming up with even more brilliant ambient gems…

But that´s not all that version 1 of Nordic Red has got to offer:

If you are looking for quality bass patches, classic (or modern) keys, huge pads and more, you will not be disappointed! 

As usual, the combinator buttons and knobs were carefully assigned to allow dramtic changes to the default sounds you´ll be hearing initially. 


Nordic Red Contents:
•  126 impressive combinator patches subdivided in 6 folders: 
•  149 NNXT patches containing the basic patches which were used to build the combinators.
•  600+ 44 khz, 24bit samples, 1.1 GB uncompressed.
•  Great for film scores, game music, ambient & drones but also modern dance styles.
•  11 demo files with ‘tutorialesque‘ value are included.
A web address to link to for more info and many ‘Nordic Red‘ only MP3s:
Offering price is 19.90 ,- EUR per Unit (normally 24.90 ,- EUR)

New Reason Refill from SoundCells: Simple Sampling version 3 – stunning quality in every aspect!

April 17, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Here’s some info on SoundCells’ latest release – Simple Sampling is an awesome ReFill which is your best friend

If you are looking for classic old-school sampled sounds instead of huge patches built by hundreds of individual samples. Patches are super-fast laoding, CPU-friendly and they are full of ‘retro‘ character. Using Simple Sampling means that you will surprised by fat basses, great playable and funky keys, super-deep atmospheric textures, ‘simple‘ pianos full of character and huge pads – stunning quality in every aspect!

And lets not forget about the note-by-note sampled Stylophone…(the ‘Stylofunk‘ mp3 track on the product page is – apart from the drumloop – entirely based on stylophone samples)

Version 3 is an awesome update which adds 25 new combinator patches based on lots of new samples, and includes 9 great demo tracks.

Simple Sampling v3 Contents:

• 151 combinator patches for many different styles of music, subdivided in 6 folders: Bass, Drum Machines, FX & Atmo, Keys, Leads, Pads.
• A note by note (a2 – e4) sampled and looped Stylophone including it´s typical release click.
• ‘Simple Samples‘ coming from the Rhodes Mark 1, Doepfer MS404, Supernova 2, microKORG, G2, Kawai K5000…
• The modules folder contains the basic NNXT patches which are used for the combinator sounds.
• 10 Rex loops, 5 Redrum kits.
• 9 great demo tracks included.

More info and many ‘Simple Sampling‘ only MP3s:


http://www.soundcells.de/Home.html
http://www.soundcells.de/refill_simple.html
Offering price is 19,90 ,- EUR per Unit (normally 27,90 ,- EUR)

More Synplant for the Reason Rack !

March 15, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

SoundCells’ let’s us know that their popular Synplant Refill is out in an updated version, here’s what they have to say about it:
“Greenhouse v2″ is an awesome ReFill based on samples coming from the popular Synplant software synthesizer; without doubt, one of the most innovative plugins of recent years. Greenhouse contains 155+ combinator patches that provide an insight into the highly characterful sound capabilities Synplant has to offer.  In addition, some One-Shot-FX kits are included to let you produce some glitchy electro beats. Greenhouse also includes 35+ drum samples (as well as 11 Rex files highly processed with additional EQing, compressing…) from the MicroTonic plugin. Version 2 is adding 30 combinator patches based on 370+ new Synplant samples…

“Greenhouse v2″ Contents:

• 
159 combinator patches full of the typical and widely acclaimed Synplant character.
 
• 135 NNXT patches containing the basic sounds which were used for the combinators, 7 Redrum kits.

• 
850 Synplant samples, 830 MB uncompressed.
• 37 drum samples and 11 Rex loops coming from the MicroTonic plugin.
• 5 demo tracks are included.

A web address to link to for more info and many “Greenhouse v2″ only MP3s:

http://www.soundcells.de


Offering price is 19.90 ,- EUR, normal price is 27.90 ,- EUR

“Pads – the BIG box v3″ – the ultimate Pad ReFill !

February 22, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 
“Pads – the BIG box v3″ contains more than 470 fantastic combinator patches to give you all you need when searching for atmospheric patches, conventional pads – bright or dark, inspiring soundscapes, rhythmical pads, fx & experimental sounds and more… The variety of sonic atmospheres coming from three original ReFills makes this collection very complete so chances are big that you´ll find what you are looking for while browsing for the right pad. 
Version 3 is adding 30 new combinator patches (based on both, the Reason synthesizers and new samples) which are making use of the stunning Reason 6 effect units…
“Pads – the BIG box v3″ Contents:
• 470+ combinator patches (92 “BIG box” only ones) in 11 different folders.
• 550+ well balanced patches for Thor, Malstroem, Subtractor, NNXT (the basic synth and NNXT patches which were used for the combinator sounds)
• Lots of inspiring demo tracks included.
A web address to link to for more info and many “Pads – the BIG box” only MP3s:
http://www.soundcells.de
Offering price is 44.90 ,- EUR, normal price is 59,90 ,- EUR

Exclusive interview with Harald Karla – the Reason Refill maestro at Soundcells

February 14, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Steelberry Clones got an exclusive talk with the critically acclaimed Reason Refill producer Harald Karla at Soundcells. Soundcells has been active for a long time in developing quality Refills for Propellerhead’s DAW Reason, many of which has been featured and reviewed on this blog. Soundcells’ Reason Refills covers most angles of electronic music – featuring everything from 8-bit / chip tune type sounds to high quality emulations of classic analog hardware synthesizers like Moog Source to the KORG MS-20, but also a vast amount of very complex ambient pads that would fit any sci-fi movie on the planet. We at Steelberry Clones are happy users ourselves of Soundcells ever growing library of Reason Refills and therefore we thought it about time to dive a little bit deeper into the minds of Soundcells by asking Harald Karla who founded the company in 2008 all those questions that make up the unique sounds of the Soundcells’ Refills. Harald Karla have worked as a successful freelance sound designer for quite some time but is now focusing on Soundcells full time.

You can visit Soundcells webshop via this link to find out more about the various Reason Refills of Soundcells or simply use the Soundcells banner in the right hand side column to explore further >>>>

You have been active making Reason Refills for a long time – where do you find your inspiration

First and foremost, Soundcells ReFills are products that meet my personal taste. And that is an inspiration and first of all motivation – not just to create a product that the market demands immediately, but to follow your own preferences. Since I prefer to be within Reason, I’m trying to do everything possible there, of course. Also this is the reason for the content of the ReFills. The more I can put in a single environment – the more energy, concentration and creativity remains for the music …

When producing the Refills you often stay true to the original analog synths, for example the MS-20, how do you go about re-creating these sounds

Well – actually that is not my intention to emulate certain classics – it’s more the intention to preserve the typical sound characteristics. “Analog Signature” for example is a ReFill, essential to sample those classics – which thus serve as a sound basis and shaping the sound of the ReFills. In this ReFill the analog sound-feeling is in the foreground, and therefore the sampling here was comparatively expensive: In order to have vibrant aesthetics of sound each individual note is played three times and recorded. The capabilities of the NNXT sampler can be heard by repeating a note played on the same sample twice in a row …

The result is a vivid sound that raises a very analog feeling. One should not forget that real analog sounds are not only created by “fluctuating” oscillators, but also generated by other components such as filters, envelopes, modulations of various kinds. And here some analog synthesizer sounds incredibly strong, which can not be done simply by multi-sampling individual notes … At this point, it simply ends the emulation. If you wanted to create the typical sound with all its inaccuracies of the original, it would ultimately imply sampling note for note – very expensive and a different topic …

The Soundcells studio

We know of you as a high-end producer of Reason Refills and more, but can you tell us a little more about your musical background

A story of many – I had a very early interest in the creation of sounds, and in the beginning I did experiment with various instruments, but very early on I ended up focusing only on electronic instruments. From the time of the summer jobs I put all my money in (initially) keyboards, then synthesizers, drum machines, mixers, effects, etc.

I have never taken any lessons. The keyboard I’ve taught myself and I have always played by ear. Over the years I have dealt extensively with many types of music and electronic sounds, later on I started to create backing tracks to produce dance music with DJs, etc. … – And then finally spent all my time in music. Basically, the years were something of a “full study,” which continues to this day … : 0)

Read the full interview here >>

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